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Orion Healing Center will host the public launch of long-tine island resident Brian Gruber's fifth book, "Full Moon over Koh Phangan: What Adventurers, Dancers, and Freaks Seek and Find on Thailand's Magic Island."
This first-ever full-length nonfiction book on Phangan's characters, communities, and magnetic appeal is an oral history, with stories gathered from 25 diverse perspectives.
The event is hosted by Orion's Daliah and Ari Barkan and will include readings and discussions of the book's interviews. Dress is Stylish Beach Casual.
This first edition will be an ebook. Later this year an expanded edition will be published in print and ebook formats, with stories from Phangan's neighborhoods, temples, beaches, waterfalls, and iconic landmarks.
Participants in the book include:
Gill Beddows, The Sanctuary
Joe Cummings, Lonely Planet Thailand
Daliah and Ari Barkan, Orion
Phra Olarn, Buddhist monk, Loyfa owner
Nathan Parker, Why Nam
Hinch, Twisted Village. Chaloklum
Prapan Daewwanich, Koh Phangan Phuiyaiban (village chief)
Robin Vos, Bubba's
Ara Willeke, Haad Khontee
Sarana Kursakul, Coral Bungalows
Nattakit Libprapakorn, Sand & Tan
Karine and Melanie, L'Alcove
John Fitton, EcoThailand
Charlie Solares, SAGE Land and House
Suriyan Boonya, nephew of monk who established Phangan's national park
Michal Ora, founder, Green Gallery Srithanu
Robert Van Dam, Jam Bar
Jintamard Sinlapaprommard, eco activist
Tomas Krocka, Safari Boat
Michael Doyle, The Sanctuary
Marc Guede, Kupu Kupu, Echo Beach
Oliver Benjamin, The Tao of the Dude
Joe Ling, Ling Sabai Bungalows
Yuval "Fluke" Birman, Wonderland Healing Center
Seating will be assured for those who sign up and arrive early. On the day after Valentine's, come celebrate this love letter to Koh Phangan. More info on the event can be found at https://fb.me/e/2ctGoLhZG